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Project 15: Mabele Fuels

Project 15: Mabele Fuels

Sector: Manufacturing

R2.5 billion (USD189 million or €160 million)

Project Summary

The project intends to develop a circa 154 million litres per annum fuel grade bioethanol plant, in Bothaville, in the Free State Province. The plant feedstock is grain sorghum and the production methodology involves a process utilising grain milling through starch conversion to sucrose as well as fermentation and drying that ultimately culminates in the production of saleable bioethanol.

Location Bothaville, Free State
Project Development Stage Financial Close
NEF Investment to Date R61.75 million (USD4.6 million or €3.9 million)
NEF Equity
Project Promoter Mabele Fuels Pty Ltd
Projected Financial Close Requirement R2.5 billion (USD189 million or €160 million)
Jobs Created 16 700
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